Dirt butt on hen

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Freyadog, Aug 6, 2008.

  1. Freyadog

    Freyadog Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 16, 2008
    I have a hen with a very very dirty butt. Stuff all down the downy feathers. It looks like poo. I have noticed that she looks as though she is straining to poop. Can she be egg bound? How can I tell if she is?
  2. chicklvr4ever

    chicklvr4ever Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 23, 2008
    if it is poop. then u have to take peel it off. i can cause her to be constapated and she can die from constapation.
  3. Jenski

    Jenski Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 17, 2008
    Middle Tennessee
    A nice warm bath on her bottom will help if she is easy to handle. Not only will it relax the vent, it will also help to get things cleaned up so you can determine what is going on.

    Keep us posted!

    Jen in TN

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